I want to Write a Book now whatI' d like to write a book now, which I don't want to.
Do not blog your book: up to 4 good reason why
It has been a popular feature since I started working full-time as an editorial assistant for books: blog-to-book offers. Some of them translate into booksales, others not. But I know blogging can go to bookstores. Anyway, I want you to think twice before you choose this is your avenue. To write a diary is not the same as to write books.
Blogs should be optimised for on-line viewing to fit their shape. This means finding out about keywords/SEO, the latest events/discussions, your nearest favourite blogger and above all about visible and inter-active contents (comments, pictures, multi-media, links). That may seem almost stupid to say, but blogs (as a way of writing) have enormous value in themselves.
Authors who ask: "Can I post a diary to get a good price " probably see the diary as a less important way of posting, only as a means for something "better". "No. A blog has its own reason to be, and bloggers do not strive to become ledgers when they are really posted as blog.
Do not use a blogs as a garbage tip for materials already posted for the printed media - or for publishing books - regardless of the nature of the blogs. I' m willing to wager that if you put your blogs contents into a ledger without further processing or developing, it will be a poor ledger (unless you write the ledger first and split it into ledger entries).
It' truely a lot of blogs provide a manual of their best fonts as an e-book, for the comfort of their reader, or their blogs contents in a useful or imaginative way. That'?s not what I'm talkin' about. I am referring to the shortage of visions of how the contents should appear in printing, or how they should supplement, expand or deviate from the on-line one.
What are the benefits of a printed display? Not Kawaii (a project for which I was in charge of the publication): It is an on-line movie that has been transformed into a spiraling, upright volume with perforation at the top of each page. It was a very practical book: It is a colourful, action-like guide to the many issues and debates that take place in a place of the same name.
Comparing the website and the textbook, you would definitely find the same topics, style and sensitivities. Yet the experiences of the work and the website are two very different things! When it comes to a textbook that is based on illustrations, for example, there can be little distinction between what is published on-line and what goes into the work.
This is a novel that is sold because of its appearance, not because of its type! It' harder for narratives to be taken up as bookstores. Unfortunately, it is very hard to conclude a contract with such a work. Looking at the information-driven classes (e.g. businesses and self-help) or the humor/parody class (e.g., Stuff White People Like), the most likely bookshop.
Besides, I only know memoirs that have made blog-to-book offers, not novel authors (remember, we're speaking about blogs forms, not about communities like Authonomy). I think a great way to deal with the issues where the simplistic, keyword-driven ADHS paradigm of blogs has no place. Reading a textbook and thinking: "I could have gotten this from a set of blogs ", I think it was a mistake.
So what are some indications that blog-to-book could work for you? You' re in a non-fiction class, especially if your blogs focus on how to do something or solve a human issue. You' re focussed on your own blogs for the pleasure of blogs, and you have the endurance, resolve and impetus to keep them going for years.
In the end, it is the fuzz you create and the audiences you create (your website built by the blog) that attract a publishers to you - not the typing itself (although of course that's important!). As a bookseller, you accept that the end of the story is not the end of the story, but another way to increase your audiences for your blogs (or services/communities associated with your blog).
I strongly advise you to check out Chris Guillebeau's 279-day overnight success story if you like a blog-to-book dealing trail. It took him about a year to land a bookstore on the basis of his own blogs. However, he was laser-focused in his strategies and determined in advertising and advertising his blogs to the right members of the blogs communities (not the publishers).